Introducing AESS 2017 Programming and Planning Team Members

Planning for AESS 2017 is underway. Each year our conference is made possible by the dedicated efforts of our Conference Chair and On-Site Coordinator. This year we are pleased to have Valerie Rountree and Angie Brown on the team. Ms. Rountree will serve as Conference Chair and Ms. Brown will be our invaluable Conference Coordinator at the University of Arizona. In addition to these two positions, we also depend on the volunteer efforts of the Program Committee. If you are interested in serving on the committee to review abstracts, contact Leslie Grey.


Valerie Rountree

A dedicated AESS member, Valerie is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. Prior to attending the UA, Valerie received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puget Sound and worked as a science educator and researcher in Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Her dissertation research looks at the processes by which stakeholders participate in decision making related to renewable energy in U.S. states. This is Valerie’s first time as AESS Program Chair.


Angie Brown

As the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment’s event coordinator, Angie manages the logistical organization of a variety of events, including a wide array of workshops, forums, symposiums, lectures, conferences, and other events. Angie, nicknamed “The Event-a-tron” by clients, brings exceptional event planning skills honed through coordinating and managing hundreds of meetings and events. Angie is well versed in working hand-in-hand with scientists, engineers, environmental planners, and others in academia to bring complex scientific and technical information to the public in an easy-to-understand and engaging format. Additionally, Angie manages space requests and reservations in the UA’s new LEED-platinum ENR2 building, assisting outside event coordinators with logistical arrangements.

AESS 2017 will be held June 21-24 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Our call for proposals will be distributed in the next week. If you are not an AESS member, please ensure you’ve signed up to receive information about the conference. Info will also be forwarded to the AESS listserv.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities will be available. More details will be announced soon. Individual donations are formally acknowledged and can be made on our donation page.

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